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FSC 252 Engine Company Officer
Credit Hours:  1
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Overview of all aspects of engine company operations including the activities and responsibilities performed by the captain as well as mechanisms for developing a personal supervisory style. Designed for the aspiring company officer or anyone having the opportunity for the role of a company officer.

Prerequisites: Firefighter, either volunteer or paid

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Outline the job description, roles, and responsibilities of the engine company officer.
2. (Analysis Level) Examine and relate the communications processes among the company officer, the crew, and the battalion chief.
3. (Evaluation Level) Identify and interpret the importance of safety in all aspects of the company officer's daily duties.
4. (Application Level) Identify and report on the importance of scheduling for the fire company.
5. (Evaluation Level) Assess the issues involving physical resources as they affect the company officer's responsibilities.
6. (Evaluation Level) Identify and interpret the company officer's responsibilities on the fire ground.
7. (Analysis Level) Identify and prioritize the non-critical but essential tasks affecting the company.
8. (Application Level) Determine and inform on the types of training activities in which a company must participate.
9. (Evaluation Level) Explain the history and evaluate the importance of interpersonal skills required of a company officer for internal and external relations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Outcomes will be measured by NFPA 1021, Chapter 1 and 2 Standards.
2. Outcomes will be measured by IFSTA Fire Department Company Officer Standards.